Environmental Politics

"Senate Unveils $9B Waterways Bill With Aid For Flint"

"The Senate unveiled a $9.4 billion waterways bill to boost U.S. ports, waterways and clean water infrastructure on Tuesday that also provides emergency assistance to address the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., where water from the Flint River corroded the city's pipes, contaminating the water supply with lead."

Source: The Hill, 04/27/2016

"Feds Deciding If Coal-Export Project Violates Tribal Rights"

"For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights."

Source: AP, 04/26/2016

"Senate Dems Introduce Water Bill In Light Of Flint Crisis"

"A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wendesday to invest in water infrastructure and remove lead from pipes around the country. The bill would pump $7 billion a year into water infrastructure repair work and lead programs through loans, grants and tax credits for states."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2016

"Senate Passes Legislation Tailored to a Modern Energy Landscape"

"The Senate on Wednesday passed the first broad energy bill since the George W. Bush administration, a bipartisan measure to better align the nation’s oil, gas and electricity systems with the changing ways that power is produced in the United States."

Source: NY Times, 04/21/2016

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